2 men docked over alleged stealing of 7 Books of Moses

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 5th, 2014
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Two men, David Ogundare, 62 and Ola Busari, 40, were on Wednesday docked at an Ota Magistrates’ Court. for allegedly breaking into a church and stealing seven Books of Moses and other valuables

Ogundare and Busari of no fixed addresses, are facing trial on charges of stealing, conspiracy, breach of peace and malicious damages.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Mustapha Abdulkareem, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 17, 2013, at 5.05a.m. at Igbesa area of Ota.

Abdulkareem said that the accused broke into the Holy Temple Church of God, Jah Compound, Igbesa and stole seven Books of Moses and other valuables worth N660, 000 belonging to one Deborah Obadiah.

He also alleged that the accused unlawfully conducted themselves in a manner that was likely to cause a breach of peace after damaging the Ark of God Covenant at the church.

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed contravened Sections 241 (1), 390 and 516 of the Criminal Code of the Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Abimbola, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two sureties in like sum.

She said that the sureties must have landed property within the court’s jurisdiction and provide the title documents of their property.

Abimbola also said that the sureties must swear to an affidavit of means and submit a passport photograph to the court.

The magistrate further directed the sureties to show evidence of tax clearance for the last two years.

She, then adjourned the case to April 8 for mention.

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